News & Notes

By: Anonymous on: August 10, 2016 9:52 am | Anonymous

November is designated by the United States Government as Native American Heritage Month.  There is a rich history of Native American culture here at Miami University. Gain an understanding of the history of the Myaamia community and learn more about the Miami Tribe whom Miami University is named after by exploring our digital collections. Challenge yourself this month to learn about Native American culture by reading materials by or about Native Americans.  The Libraries has put together a list of resources to get you started so check it out today!

http://libguides.lib.miamioh.edu/diversity/nativeamerican

By: wallerjl on: September 22, 2015 12:38 am | wallerjl small twitter logo@@jenniferwaller

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Have you done work you’re proud of?

Do you want to share it so that others can read and build upon it?

Institutional repositories are widely used to make scholarship freely accessible on the Web. The Scholarly Commons is Miami University’s institutional repository, and students are now eligible to deposit their work there. Share your work with the world, and reap the rewards of an open system of scholarship!
 

Familiarize yourself with Miami’s Scholarly Commons!
The Scholarly Commons makes research available to a wider audience, and it is administered by the Miami University Libraries to help ensure its long-term preservation. Familiarize yourself by visiting the Scholarly Commons at http://sc.lib.miamioh.edu, and then browse the F.A.Q. at http://sc.lib.miamioh.edu/FAQ.html. The Scholarly Commons is open to any Miami University faculty member, student, department, lab, research unit, or staff member. Submission is easy, and the Scholarly Commons accepts many different kinds of files. Anyone with access to the Internet and a web browser can search, view, and download items from the Scholarly Commons.
 

If you're an undergraduate student, talk with your professors about sponsoring your work!
Undergraduate work submitted to the Scholarly Commons requires a faculty sponsor. The sponsor should be the professor who is most familiar with the work you would like to submit and who can vouch for its originality and quality. Your professors will be happy to help you get your work out there, and the process is easy. So ask a professor today! Your work will help increase Miami University’s visibility, prestige, and public value. Even better, it will help you by providing a place where you can showcase your work!
 

Understand why institutional repositories such as the Scholarly Commons are important!
View a 3 ½ minute video about institutional repositories on YouTube to better understand how institutional repositories work and why they’re important. This short video is from James Neal at Columbia University, and the same concepts apply to Miami’s Scholarly Commons. Just go to http://youtu.be/Ang4XnG3n6Q.

 

Follow the conversations on Twitter!
Follow @miamiuoa, @miamiulibraries, @R2RC, and @SPARC_NA to keep up with ongoing developments about open access and institutional repositories. #oaweek

 
Image credit: 2008-01-26 (Editing a paper) - 19 © Nic McPhee. Used under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license. 
By: Eric Weaver on: September 16, 2015 6:08 pm | weavered

The Infinite Symphony

Leonard Bernstein conducting

We've added new music to our Spotify playlist, including pieces by Shostakovich, Strauss, Bruckner, Vaughan Williams, Franck, and more. There are now 80 pieces and over 70 hours of music. Listen here: The Infinite Symphony

If you need a Spotify account, click here: https://www.spotify.com/us/signup/

Happy listening!

By: Laura Birkenhauer on: September 16, 2015 5:09 pm | crosbylm small twitter logo@LMBirkenhauer

Couldn't make it to the inaugural book club meeting? No problem! Sign up to attend our second meeting of the year, November 11 from 6-7:30 pm: http://tinyurl.com/Q9DYMJW This time around, in keeping with the YA theme, we’re reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. 
 
Inspired by The Prestige by Christopher Priest and Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrel by Susanna Clarke, and beginning as a National Novel Writing Month Project for Morgenstern, The Night Circus chronicles Le Cirque des Rêves, an awe-inspiring circus that is only open at night, and a competition between its two dueling young magicians, Celia and Marco. Celia and Marco soon find themselves falling in love – but, unbeknownst to them both, this is a dangerous game in which only one can be left standing. Lovers of fantasy, magic and romance will enjoy this award winning bestseller and debut novel! 
 
Register to attend at http://tinyurl.com/Q9DYMJW. A limited number of free copies of the book are available, and refreshments will be provided! 
 
We hope to see you there!
 
book cover of The Night Circus
 
Join our Goodreads.com group and continue the conversation at https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/145115-second-year-book-club
 
This event is cosponsored by the University Libraries, Second Year Programs, and the Family Fund. 
 
By: Eric Weaver on: September 16, 2015 6:08 pm | weavered

Miami community members have access to Naxos Music Library, a streaming database which includes over 100,000 CD-length classical, jazz, and world music recordings. If you don't know where to begin, here are some suggested 2014 releases from allmusic.com's editors. (Note: 5 simultaneous users are allowed.)

Sacred Verdi album cover

Antonio Pappano - Sacred Verdi
http://miamiuni.naxosmusiclibrary.com/catalogue/item.asp?cid=5099998452750

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra / Robert Spano - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7; Tapiola
http://miamiuni.naxosmusiclibrary.com/catalogue/item.asp?cid=ASO1004

Manfred Honeck / Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - Richard Strauss: Don Juan; Death and Transfiguration; Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
http://miamiuni.naxosmusiclibrary.com/catalogue/item.asp?cid=FR-707SACD

Barokksolistene / Bjarte Eike - The Image of Melancholy
http://miamiuni.naxosmusiclibrary.com/catalogue/item.asp?cid=BIS-2057

Jakob Lindberg - Jacobean Lute Music
http://miamiuni.naxosmusiclibrary.com/catalogue/item.asp?cid=BIS-2055

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra / JoAnn Falletta - Glière: Symphony No. 3 "Il'ya Muromets"
http://miamiuni.naxosmusiclibrary.com/catalogue/item.asp?cid=8.573161

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet / BBC Philharmonic Orchestra / Gianandrea Noseda - Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5
http://miamiuni.naxosmusiclibrary.com/catalogue/item.asp?cid=CHAN10802-03

Jenny Lin / Stravinsky: Solo Piano Works
http://miamiuni.naxosmusiclibrary.com/catalogue/item.asp?cid=Steinway30028

Lisa Friend / Mark Kinkaid / Anna Stokes - Luminance: Solo and Duo Works for Flute & Piano
http://miamiuni.naxosmusiclibrary.com/catalogue/item.asp?cid=CHRCD073

The Brodsky Quartet - New World Quartets
http://miamiuni.naxosmusiclibrary.com/catalogue/item.asp?cid=CHAN10801

Anima Eterna Orchestra / Jos van Immerseel - Ravel: Ma mère l'oye; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
http://miamiuni.naxosmusiclibrary.com/catalogue/item.asp?cid=ZZT343

L'Arpeggiata / Philippe Jaroussky / Christina Pluhar - Music for a While: Improvisations on Purcell
http://miamiuni.naxosmusiclibrary.com/catalogue/item.asp?cid=825646397242

Leif Ove Andsnes / Mahler Chamber Orchestra - The Beethoven Journey: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 4
http://miamiuni.naxosmusiclibrary.com/catalogue/item.asp?cid=886443876699

Teodor Currentzis - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro
http://miamiuni.naxosmusiclibrary.com/catalogue/item.asp?cid=886443899575

Jonas Kaufmann - Schubert: Winterreise
http://miamiuni.naxosmusiclibrary.com/catalogue/item.asp?cid=886444231572

Anonymous 4 - David Lang: Love Fail
http://miamiuni.naxosmusiclibrary.com/catalogue/item.asp?cid=CA-21100

 

See more suggestions here:

http://www.allmusic.com/newreleases/editorschoice/

 

By: Anonymous on: August 10, 2016 9:51 am | Anonymous

This year is the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer and the Miami community has come together to learn about and reflect on the events in 1964 that began here in Oxford, Ohio. The Libraries is proud to sponsor the Freedom Summer Conference as well as share our collections in an effort to gain an appreciation for our local connection to an important time in the civil rights movement.

Members of the Miami and Oxford communities have a unique opportunity to participate in the Freedom Summer Conference taking place October 11-14.  The opening session will be moderated by Jerome Conley, Miami University Dean of Libraries. The discussion includes many tremendous speakers who will share their experience and insight into the civil rights movement. Join us as we honor the bravery and sacrifice of the Freedom Summer volunteers and learn how we can continue to advocate for the rights and freedoms of all people.

For the complete conference schedule and to register, go to:

http://westernarchives.lib.miamioh.edu/freedomsummer/conference/

For information about our Freedom Summer collections, go to:

http://libguides.lib.miamioh.edu/FreedomSummer

 

Opening Session: Monday, October 13, 9-10:30 a.m.

Marcum Center 180-186

“Understanding the Past, Building the Future”, with Raymond F. Gorman, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, introducing a conversation between contemporary civil rights activists about the role of the civil rights movement in past and present.

Moderator: Jerome Conley, Miami University Dean of Libraries.

Panelists: Charles Cobb, Brown University; Sylvia Golbin Goodman, The Andrew

Goodman Foundation; David Goodman, The Andrew Goodman Foundation; Tom

Dutton, Miami University; Gloria Wade Gayles, Spelman College; Rev. Clifton

Kilpatrick, community organizer and pastor, Zanesville, Ohio; Hanan Sabea, The

American University in Cairo.

 
By: Anonymous on: August 10, 2016 9:51 am | Anonymous

Today is the start of Hispanic Heritage Month and is a time to celebrate the accomplishments, heritage and culture of Hispanics.  September 15th is the anniversary of the independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua in 1821, and followed shortly thereafter by Mexico, Chile and Belize. If you would like to learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month, see this site by the Library of Congress.

We honor these Hispanic authors whose works are in the Miami University Libraries' collection.  Choose an author you haven't read and add them to your reading list!

Isabel Allende

Julia Alvarez

Jorge Luis Borges

Sandra Cisneros

Paul Coelho

Julio Cortazar

Junot Diaz

Carlos Fuentes

Mario Vargas Llosa

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Esmeralda Santiago

 

 

 

By: Anonymous on: August 10, 2016 9:51 am | Anonymous

Do you want to learn more about Freedom Summer and the Civil Rights Movement?  Keep the conversation going!  Miami University Libraries offers a wealth of resources from books and digital collections to video and audio items.  These resources have been compiled in one place for your convenience.  Contact any librarian if you need assistance in locating these items!

 

http://libguides.lib.miamioh.edu/FreedomSummer

By: Jennifer Bazeley on: September 18, 2015 4:43 pm | bazelejw small twitter logo@@jwbazeley

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Miami University Libraries is pleased to announce our participation in the Knowledge Unlatched project as a charter member. The current system for publishing scholarly material is in crisis. Knowledge Unlatched is pioneering a new, experimental model for the publication of scholarly monographs--instead of every academic institution purchasing a single title whose use is limited to that institutional community, a large cooperative of institutions pay into the cost of a title fee to a publisher. In return for this payment, the book is made freely available for anyone in the world to access on a Creative Commons license as a fully downloadable PDF. Because the number of participating institutions was much higher than originally predicted, the cost per book per institution dropped drastically.  

As of April 2014, 22 of the 28 titles in the pilot phase of this project are now available for anyone to download on the OAPEN platform. The remaining 6 titles will be published and made available over the remainder of 2014.  As a charter member, Miami University Libraries will be involved in the project’s governance going forward, and will have the option to continue participating on a title by title basis.  

Titles cover a variety of subject areas, primarily in the humanities and social sciences.  A list of the available titles can be found on the OAPEN platform.